Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

Cork TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire urges caution about new illegal drug ‘U-47700’

18 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has echoed the warning issued by the HSE regarding the drug U-47700, currently circulating in Cork City. The Drug has been linked to the death of a young man in the Southside this week. The Cork South Central TD said: “This drug […]

Question mark over future of the Cork to Tralee (No 40) bus route

Question mark over future of the Cork to Tralee (No 40) bus route

17 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The Minister for Transport and Sport, Shane Ross has said that no reductions are planned, at present, for the No. 40 bus service running from Cork City to Tralee, via Baile Bhuirne. Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan secured that response from the Minister after raising his concerns.Deputy Moynihan […]

D’hillbillies Mud Run raises more than €51,000 mark for The Mercy Hospital Cancer CARE Centre

D’hillbillies Mud Run raises more than €51,000 mark for The Mercy Hospital Cancer CARE Centre

17 January 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Saturday, October 22nd saw more than 1,000 thrill seekers get down and dirty at the 2016 D’hillbillies Mud Run in Mitchelstown, raising a phenomenal €17,419 for cancer services at The Mercy University Hospital Cork. This year’s figure brings the total raised since the mud run’s inception in 2014 […]

‘Gearagh’ region of Co Cork has huge potential for enterprise development

‘Gearagh’ region of Co Cork has huge potential for enterprise development

16 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that the potential of the Gearagh to drive the development of enterprise in the Lee Valley area cannot be overlooked by those tasked with putting together a management plan for the unique ecological site. The Ireland South MEP made the […]

MEDICIO Cork tele-mecidine service helps Coast Guard treat fisherman

MEDICIO Cork tele-mecidine service helps Coast Guard treat fisherman

16 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie In an eventful early morning, Coast Guard helicopters conducted off shore operations to evacuate fishermen from two different vessels. The Waterford based helicopter R117 was tasked to assist a fishermen who suffered an on-board injury and was transferred by the Coast Guard helicopter to University Hospital Waterford. In […]

30% of Cork people have dropped their smartphone down the toilet – according to insurance firm study

30% of Cork people have dropped their smartphone down the toilet – according to insurance firm study

16 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Cork is among the most careless of counties when it comes to looking after smartphones, a survey commissioned by Low.ie has revealed. Confirming its status as the ‘rebel’ county, some 28% of respondents from Cork admitted to going the extra mile to save their smartphone after dropping it […]

Any increase Cork City parking charges would be short-sighted says Retail Excellence

Any increase Cork City parking charges would be short-sighted says Retail Excellence

16 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Retail Excellence (a representative organisation for Irish retailers) today said that news some provincial towns and cities local authorities are moving to increase parking charges is short-sighted given the general difficult trading conditions Irish retailers are currently enduring. Lorraine Higgins Head of Public Affairs and Communications at Retail Excellence […]

BASKETBALL: UCC Demons forced to regroup after loss to Swords

BASKETBALL: UCC Demons forced to regroup after loss to Swords

15 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Singleton SuperValu Brunell are celebrating their second win of this year’s Women’s Super League this weekend after they overcame Courtyard Liffey Celtics 63-55 in Parochial Hall on Sunday. Despite being 15 points down at half time, Brunell dug deep to show a tenacity and determination in the second […]

Why has the Cork City Event Centre not progressed?

Why has the Cork City Event Centre not progressed?

15 January 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie “Were the people of Cork duped by a photo stunt for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Simon Coveney TD?” asks Cllr. Kenneth O’Flynn. One year on and the Cork City Event Centre has not progressed Cllr Kenneth O’Flynn states “If BAM Heineken cannot get their act together perhaps it’s […]

Cork-based DePuy Synthes and Eli Lilly urge students to consider careers in biopharma and medtech

Cork-based DePuy Synthes and Eli Lilly urge students to consider careers in biopharma and medtech

12 January 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Over 85,000 currently employed in sectors Sectors collectively account for approx. 70% of Irish goods exports Biopharma sector to generate a further 8,400 jobs by 2020  Medtech has created nearly 3,000 jobs in recent years and set to expand further BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI) and the Irish Medtech Association, […]